Category Archives: Christmas Bird Count

The 82nd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2017

The 82nd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Saturday, December 23, 2017. How can one describe the conditions in the field on that day: miserable, gloomy, wretched, dreadful, soggy, yucky. One can go on and on. A few decades-long veterans … Continue reading

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December Birds, Christmas Bird Count Info – Dec. 14, 2017

The past few days have reports of flyover Canada Geese and Snow Geese in the Morris and Somerset County areas. The following dark-morph (“Blue”) Snow Goose was photographed today by Chuck Hantis at Loantaka Brook Reservation. (Click on the photo for … Continue reading

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November Birds; Christmas Bird Counts – Nov. 26, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) A Northern Shrike continues at the Great Swamp NWR where it is present since October 24. The Shrike is seen most often at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road but is also … Continue reading

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The 81st Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2016

The 81st Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC going forward) was conducted on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mostly cloudy skies gave way to a light drizzle by the early afternoon. Temperatures ranged from 28 F degrees at dawn to 34 F degrees … Continue reading

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Surf Scoter in Morris; Christmas Bird Count Dates – Dec. 6, 2016

Alan Boyd found a female Surf Scoter Monday, December 5 at Kenvil Lake. The scoter continues as of dusk, Tuesday, December 6 and has been seen by a handful of observers. An earlier post about this peculiar location is here. Reports … Continue reading

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The 80th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2015

Quality, not quantity. The 80th Boonton Christmas Bird Count was conducted on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The recent mild weather continued with the temperature ranging from 45 F degrees at dawn to 60 F degrees at 3:30 PM. Midnight to … Continue reading

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